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If you’ve noticed the U.S. now has more than 75 alternative-energy vehicles, and gone are the days when “fuel efficient” and “eco-friendly” need be synonymous with “unexciting.” To rank seven sporty green cars, we’ve sifted through our sales Dashboard which tracks the entire U.S. market, and picked the ones we think few people who like […]

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Hyundai Motors’ ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle, known in America as the Tucson Fuel Cell, has driven a record distance for a hydrogen-powered production car on a single tank. A drive of the vehicle allowed it to cover 700 kilometers (434.96 miles) across three countries. Hyundai stated the economy drive was conducted by independent Norwegian non-profit […]

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Toyota’s Prius v is the wagon in the four-model Prius line-up, and returns unchanged for 2014 along with its outstanding spaciousness-to-mpg ratio. Called the “v” for versatility, the mid-sized car borrows its powertrain and styling cues from the world’s best-selling hybrid, the Prius Liftback, and ranks in the U.S.’ top-five. Now a couple years into […]

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Happy Independence Day America! Now, how would you like freedom from petroleum dependence, less concern about geopolitical instability, while enjoying positive environmental and economic effects that could follow? For four decades since a wake-up call known as the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, we’ve been chasing an elusive goal called “energy independence.” Some who point […]

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Are you tired of spending significant dollars at the fuel pump and interested in ways to save on your next car? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – which actually suggested this topic to us – the cheapest cars to “fuel” don’t take liquid fuel at all, but rather, are all-electric. How cheap is […]

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So you want to save on fuel costs but are interested in options other than hybrids? To help you along, we’ve compiled a list of various types of 2014 model year cars sorted by their combined EPA-rated fuel economy. Most are small, some are two seaters, but a few mid-sized cars are in the list […]

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People who are still saying they’ll believe fuel cells will become mainstream when they see it are one step closer to this much-delayed “future” as evidenced by Toyota’s plans. This week the maker of the Prius revealed the exterior design and Japan-market pricing for its production four-passenger fuel cell sedan it first showed last year […]

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Ford is in the midst of revealing the next generation of its Edge crossover vehicle and announced it will be the very first Ford model to come with an EcoBoost engine as standard. When launched in late 2006, Ford said the Edge helped to define the crossover sport utility vehicle segment in North America, the […]

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Coinciding with an E-Class mid-cycle refresh, Mercedes-Benz’ choice of a four-cylinder diesel for the new E250 BlueTEC is its first for a U.S. sedan since the mid-1980s, and it replaces the V6 of the previous E350 BlueTEC. The all-wheel-drive 4MATIC we drove for over 1,300 miles also happens to be priced at the entry point […]

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Is this a new take on the Indy 500? Not sure about that, but if the Midwest has had less exposure to electric vehicles than, say California, New York, or other regions, that should start to change this year with the influx of state-of-the-art European EVs into Indianapolis. The BlueIndy car sharing program beginning December […]

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